Atul A. Gawande, MD, MPH
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Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
Executive Director, Ariadne Labs
Atul Gawande MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He has practiced general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital since 2003. He is professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Gawande is also Founder and Chairman of the Lifebox Foundation, whose mission is to save lives through safer surgery globally.
Dr. Gawande’s research and leadership focuses on the generation of systems innovations to transform safety and quality in healthcare. The work of Ariadne Labs includes testing implementation of a safe childbirth coaching and checklist intervention in North India to reduce neonatal and maternal death; roll-out of a suite of systems tools for improvement of surgical safety and outcomes across the United States; and a randomized trial in collaboration with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to improve care and decision-making for patients at the end of life. Ariadne Labs also has twenty-eight associate faculty from across the Harvard community pursuing new projects ranging from: developing a strategy to revise the epidemic of cesarean sectional nationally; designing national performance metrics for primary care systems in low and middle income countries with the World Bank; and redesigning cancer care.
Dr. Gawande's Researcher Profile and Publications
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